YRW Online Workshop: The X-tremely Productive Writer
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Yosemite Romance Writers is proud to present their online workshop for
Workshop Title: The X-tremely Productive Writer
Instructor: Kara Lennox
Date: 2/2 - 2/27/09
What writer doesn't dream of producing three, four, or five books a
year? It's more achievable than you think. Writing is like using a
muscle; if you increase your outcome a little at a time, it's easier
than trying to suddenly write as fast as Nora Roberts.
First you have to recognize your enemy. What, exactly, is keeping you
from writing as fast as you'd like? Is it your "real life," making too
many demands on your time? Learn time-management tricks for squeezing
your writing into a busy life.
Is it your internal editor, second-guessing every sentence you put on
paper? Learn to recognize the many faces of fear, which is behind most
procrastination and writer's block, and how to overcome it or live
happily with it.
Does your muse take frequent vacations? Develop concrete strategies
quick idea generation and brainstorming, so you're never at a loss for
what to write--even if you're a seat-of-the-pants writer. Learn how to
"write blind," change your writing habits, and the power of ritual to
turn on your creativity.
Figure out what your personal avoidance patterns are. Does a bad
contest result or rejection letter put you in a writing funk? Do you
need a lengthy rest after finishing a book? Do you slow down as you
approach a love scene? Gain insight into conquering them.
Avoid setting up a writing schedule that is too strenuous, risking
burn-out. Learn the warning signs of burn-out and more serious
problems, such as depression, that often go hand-in-hand with
burn-out, and how to head them off at the pass.
And finally, learn about the magic foods that give you energy and
spark your creativity. (There's a reason writers love chocolate!)
About the Instructor: Kara Lennox
Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo, has been refining her goal-setting
techniques for more than twenty years. She set out on this path after
a chance reading of a self-help book well before she sold her first
novel. Now, fifty-something published books later, she feels her
techniques have proven themselves over and over again in all areas of
her life. Kara has written for Harlequin, Silhouette and Bantam Loveswept.
Deadline to register: 2/1/09
Fee: $20 YWR members; $25 non-members. RWA Membership isn't required;
Anyone can take our courses.
Where to sign up: You may register online at our website.
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Thank you for considering our workshops!!
Vice President, YRW
Yosemite Romance Writers